Triangle Rock Club (TRC) is opening a second indoor climbing facility located in North Raleigh. Thanks to the tremendous growth since opening the Morrisville location in December of 2007, Managing Partners Andrew Kratz, Luis Jaurengui, and Joel Graybeal are ready for their next challenge.
For more information, contact:
Joel Graybeal, Managing Partner
Triangle Rock Club
102 Pheasant Wood Ct. • Morrisville, NC 27560
MORRISVILLE, July 2, 2013 - Triangle Rock Club (TRC), an indoor rock climbing gym and fitness center located off
Morrisville Parkway, is opening a second indoor climbing facility located in North Raleigh. Thanks to
the tremendous growth since opening the Morrisville location in December of 2007, Managing Partners
Andrew Kratz, Luis Jauregui, and Joel Graybeal are ready for their next challenge.
“We understand our customers are only willing to drive a certain distance to work out at the gym, climb,
take an instructional class, or drop their children off at a climbing camp. We are comprehensively serving
the Morrisville/Cary area, but feel there is a distinct need in North Raleigh for another TRC facility” said
In addition, TRC is presently expanding their state-of-the-art facility in Morrisville. When complete the
expansion will nearly triple the amount of climbing terrain available. With over 24,000 square feet of
terrain and 100 climbing lanes with heights up to 50’, the Morrisville facility will be the largest and tallest
indoor climbing gym in a five-state region.
TRC’s new facility in North Raleigh will be similarly impressive, boasting 13,500 sq. ft of climbing area, a
30 ft. tall free-standing climbing pillar, and over 74 climbing lanes. The new facility will be conveniently
located at 6022 Duraleigh Road, near the corner of Duraleigh and US-70/Glenwood Avenue.
Managing Partners Kratz and Jauregui developed their love of climbing during their years in the Marine
Corps and wanted to share it with their communities. According to Kratz, “It’s very rewarding for us to
build facilities that accommodate climbers of all skill levels and ages. It makes the sport very accessible
to almost everyone.”
The diversity of programs offered at TRC give visitors a number of ways to familiarize themselves with
climbing, from day-passes and climbing gym memberships or summer and track-out climbing camps,
to individual and group climbing instruction, climbing birthday parties, overnight lock-ins, and teambuilding
events. TRC’s sister company, Triangle Rock Guides, offers guided outdoor climbing trips in
North Carolina and around the country, as well.
“TRC’s growth is thanks to the growth in the local climbing community,” Graybeal said. “TRC has
become a true community venue in Morrisville; from organized Meet Up group events to our nationally-
ranked Junior Climbing Team. We plan to offer the same opportunities to North Raleigh residents, so
they too can experience the benefits and enjoyment of climbing. We hope to help the region’s climbing
community continue to grow.”
Harvey Schmitt, President and CEO of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, added, “The growth
in climbing for sport and recreation has exploded in recent years and we are excited to have Triangle
Rock Club open a premier facility in Raleigh. TRC also has a strong focus on civic engagement and will
be an excellent addition to our business community.”
Triangle Rock Club currently holds the 2013 Small Business of the Year award from the Morrisville
Chamber of Commerce, was voted Best Place to Take Kids on a Rainy Day in 2012 and 2011 by Cary
News, voted Best Climbing Gym in NC by Endurance Magazine in 2010, and received a 2013 Pinnacle
Award from the Greater Raleigh Chamber in May 2013.
The North Raleigh facility is already under construction and should open by September 1, 2013.
Graybeal added, “Now that we have secured our second site location in the Raleigh-Durham market, we
are moving quickly on a third site to better-serve the Durham/Chapel Hill area. We are also planning to
open up additional locations in Charlotte and the Triad.”
For more information about Triangle Rock Club, visit TriangleRockClub.com or call 919-463-ROCK(7625).